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Life inside a Taliban stronghold

1 hour 50 min ago
Rare glimpse of militants' camp at the gateway to Kabul

US drops arms to Kurds battling IS

1 hour 53 min ago
US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.

VIDEO: Equal parental pay for civil service

1 hour 58 min ago
All Civil Service employees will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce.

Girl, 15, dies during football match

2 hours 5 min ago
A teenage girl dies after collapsing during a football match in Lancashire.

VIDEO: Watch Redknapp's Taarabt rant

2 hours 7 min ago
QPR manager Harry Redknapp says Adel Taarabt is "three stone overweight" and says the midfielder is "not fit to play football".

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leader

2 hours 13 min ago
Joko Widodo, the charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency, calls for national reconciliation and unity as he is sworn in.

VIDEO: Japan minister quits amid row

2 hours 21 min ago
Japan's Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi resigns and is swiftly followed by Justice Minister Midori Matsushima.

Three-week bin collection starts

2 hours 24 min ago
Bin and refuse collection in Gwynedd will now be every three weeks instead of every fortnight, as a controversial scheme gets under way.

VIDEO: Mental health and motherhood

2 hours 32 min ago
Ruth Eglin, Abi Sherratt and Natalie Nuttall, who all suffered mental health problems related to their pregnancies, spoke to the BBC about their experiences.

VIDEO: Nepal survivor: 'Not my day to die'

2 hours 39 min ago
UK police sergeant Paul Sherridan was in the Himalayas for Nepal's worst ever trekking disaster and helped many trekkers to safety.

Pakistan charity boss 'heartbroken'

2 hours 47 min ago
One of Pakistan's top charity leaders tells the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint.

Hundreds of IT jobs to be created

2 hours 54 min ago
More than 620 IT jobs are being created in south Wales by a Canadian IT firm which has funding from a Welsh government grant.

Carrier bag charge comes into effect

2 hours 55 min ago
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier bag charge which has come into force.

VIDEO: 'Cold call' pension scam warning

2 hours 58 min ago
Changes in the rules surrounding pensions could lead to more people being persuaded to transfer their savings to risky investment schemes, some of which may be fraudulent.

Switching sites 'hiding' best deals

Sun, 2014-10-19 23:51
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals

Manning breaks NFL touchdown record

Sun, 2014-10-19 23:35
Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record for touchdown passes as he helps Denver Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers.

Gaming final packs Seoul stadium

Sun, 2014-10-19 23:30
On the ground at League of Legends World Championship's final

VIDEO: Who could benefit from cheaper fuel?

Sun, 2014-10-19 23:22
Drivers could benefit if savings from a drop in petrol and diesel wholesale prices are passed on, but the Petrol Retailers' Association says smaller forecourts could suffer.

Greene King raises offer for Spirit

Sun, 2014-10-19 23:18
Greene King raises its offer for Spirit Pub Company, the owner of the Chef & Brewer chain, which indicates it will accept the bid if other details can be worked out.

VIDEO: New president has long to-do list

Sun, 2014-10-19 23:05
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo officially starts in the top job today, but pushing through his reform programme won't be easy.
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